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July 16, 2010 (Vol. 19, No. 28)

Program Information

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Limited Submissions

Limited submission programs have sponsor restrictions on the number of proposals that may be submitted by a single institution and will require institutional screening to determine which applications will be submitted. Dr. Jim Guikema, Associate Vice President for Research, is the internal coordinator for limited submission programs. Please notify him at 785-532-6195, email: guikema@ksu.edu, by the Internal due date listed in the Funding Bulletin or by at least two months prior to the sponsor deadline if you wish to submit to a limited submission program. Currently posted Internal Deadlines:

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28-1 Long Range Funding Opportunity Announcement for Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) for K-12 & Institutions of Higher Education (ONR) (DOD)

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) seeks proposals in support of education programs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The purpose of this announcement is to receive proposals in support of the Office of Naval Research's mission of scientific outreach and education in working to develop the next generation of scientists capable of providing support to the continued development of critical technologies in support of the Department of Defense. The objective of these activities will be to: 1) Establish and ensure successful, sustainable, and affordable long-term Navy wide programs targeted at elementary and secondary schools and institutions of higher learning. 2) Establish and maintain a pipeline of students, particularly women and members of minority groups, who will apply for and participate in Navy education and outreach programs. 3) Increase the number of domestic students (particularly students from under-represented groups) completing STEM degrees through enhancing student interest and attitudes toward science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. 4) Strengthen peer, family, and school support for such interests. 5) Ensure long-term inclusiveness of women and minorities in science and technology programs. 6) Increase the number of students taking college-prep science and mathematics courses. 7) Demonstrate appropriate curricular connections with the applicable state and national standards of learning for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). ONRFOA10-023 (GG 7/12/10)

Deadline: 9/30/2011

28-2 International Research in Homeland Security Science and Technology Mission Areas (DHS)

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate is soliciting applications for international research projects aligned with the mission and requirements of DHS S&T. Specifically, the S&T Directorate seeks proposals that will contribute to homeland security science and technology, including but not limited to: Evaluation of novel tools or approaches to confronting homeland security challenges; Basic research to provide data, understandings, or models that support S&T efforts or policy decisions; and S&T and operations research evaluations to support revolutionary improvements in DHS's mission and its component agencies' operations. DHS-10-ST-108-001 (GG 11/2/09)

Deadline: 9/23/2010


28-3 Critical Issues: Emerging and New Plant and Animal Diseases (USDA)

This program is designed to provide one-time seed funding to help initiate work requiring immediate attention until other longer-term resources can be secured to address the issue. For this particular solicitation NIFA is requesting proposals that address specific aspects of the following animal pest and disease issue: Development and Dissemination of New Knowledge Supporting Radiological Incident Preparedness, Response, and Recover for US Animal Agriculture, and Animal-Derived Food Production Infrastructures. Priority will be given to proposals that demonstrate evidence of collaboration and communication with working groups and approved multi-state research committees, however all applicants qualified to conduct the research are encouraged to apply. USDA-NIFA-OP-003260 (GG 7/14/10)

Deadline: 8/16/2010


28-4 Digital Innovation Fellowships (ACLS)

With support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies is inviting applications for the sixth annual ACLS Digital Innovation Fellowships. The program supports digitally based research projects in all disciplines of the humanities and humanities-related social sciences. ACLS Digital Innovation Fellowships are intended to support an academic year dedicated to working on a major scholarly project that takes a digital form. Projects may involve development of new digital tools that further humanistic research (such as digital research archives or innovative databases), research that depends on or is greatly enhanced by the use of such tools, the representation of such research, or some combination of these features. (PND 7/9/10)

Deadline: 9/29/2010


28-5 Shoe Scanner Detection Technology (SSD) (DHS)

This BAA solicits proposals that focus upon developing an advanced capability that detects the following: military explosives, commercial explosives, homemade explosives and explosive precursors. In addition, the capability should detect metallic weapons or parts of metallic weapons on personnel passing through a checkpoint all without requiring the passenger personnel to remove their footwear. The effort for the BAA is divided into two principal areas: a) Tasks (Programmatic Events/Activities/Achievements) and b) Deliverables (Products). BAA10-17 (GG 7/14/10)

Deadline: 8/2/2010

28-6 Centers for Chemical Innovation (CCI) (NSF)

The Centers for Chemical Innovation (CCI) Program supports research centers focused on major, long-term fundamental chemical research challenges. CCIs that address these challenges will produce transformative research, lead to innovation, and attract broad scientific and public interest. CCIs are agile structures that can respond rapidly to emerging opportunities and make full use of cyberinfrastructure to enhance collaborations. CCIs may partner with researchers from industry, government laboratories and international organizations. CCIs integrate research, innovation, education, and public outreach and include a plan to broaden participation of underrepresented groups. The CCI program is a two-phase program. Phase I CCIs receive significant resources to develop the science and integrative elements of a CCI before requesting Phase II funding. Only one proposal per eligible PI is allowed. NSF 10-585 (GG 7/12/10)

Deadline: Preliminary Proposals Phase I - 10/12/2010; Invited Full Proposals -3/28/2011

28-7 Market-Based Approaches to Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions through Energy Efficiency in Homes and Buildings (EPA)

The Climate Protection Partnerships Division seeks proposals from eligible entities to advance national, regional, state, and local energy efficiency programming by utilizing market-based approaches to program design and delivery by fostering information exchange on policies that are supportive of these approaches. Proposals must demonstrate the potential to create a sustainable change in the market for energy efficient products, services, and best practices. Additionally, proposals submitted for consideration must address the following components: 1) identify unique constituencies and approaches or channels for working with stakeholders; 2) demonstrate an understanding of the technologies and market structure for delivery of the technologies, or best practices, to end users; 3) identify market barriers to greater adoption of energy efficient technologies, or best practices; and 4) delineate strategies for overcoming barriers identified. The applicant must also emphasize how the project will promote addressing environmental justice (EJ) issues and concerns. EPA-OAR-CPPD-10-11 (GG 7/14/10)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 8/2/2010; Applications 9/2/2010

28-8 Conferences and Workshops in the Mathematical Sciences (NSF)

Conferences, workshops, and related events (including seasonal schools and international travel by groups) support research and training activities of the mathematical sciences community. Proposals for conferences, workshops, or conference-like activities may request funding of any amount and for durations of up to three years. Proposals under this solicitation must be submitted to the appropriate DMS programs at the deadline specified on the program webpage. NSF 10-578

Deadline: Varies


28-9 Epigenomics of Human Health and Disease (R01) (NIH)

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) invites applications proposing highly innovative research that will investigate the epigenetic basis of human diseases. These studies will discover and define epigenetic marks or features and their possible interactions in cells and tissues that are representative of various human disease states, conditions, or precesses. Studies may also investigate the mechanism by which epigenetic changes occur in diseased or otherwise compromised states, and how these changes result in phenotypic differences. RFA-ES-10-002 (NIHG 7/9/10)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 8/29/2010; Applications 9/29/2010

28-10 Partnerships for Next Generation Biodefense Diagnostics (R01) (NIH) (HHS)

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health (NIH) supports extramural research focused on understanding, controlling and preventing diseases caused by virtually all infectious agents. In response to threats presented by bioterrorism and emerging infectious diseases, the NIAID Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (DMID) has established research programs to facilitate development of countermeasures for certain pathogens and toxins. Through this FOA, the NIAID invites applications for research focused on early stage product development projects to establish proof-of-concept for novel or emerging, rapid and innovative clinical diagnostic technologies, that do not involve nucleic acid amplification methods to detect NIAID Category A, B, or C Priority Pathogens and toxins (agents). RFA-AI-10-017 (NIHG 7/9/10)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 8/4/2010; Applications 11/4/2010

28-11 Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease (BWF)

This program provides opportunities for assistant professors to bring multidisciplinary approaches to the study of human infectious diseases. The goal of the program is to provide opportunities for accomplished investigators still early in their careers to study the pathogenesis of infectious disease at its most fundamental level - the points where human and microbial systems connect. The program supports research that sheds light on the fundamentals that affect the outcomes of this encounter: how colonization, infection, commensalism, and other relationships play out at levels ranging from molecular interactions to systemic ones. BWF is particularly interested in work focused on the host, as well as host-pathogen studies originating in viral, bacterial, fungal, or parasite systems. A U.S. or Canadian institution - including its medical school graduate schools, and all affiliated hospitals and research institutes - may nominate up to two candidates.

Deadline: Internal 9/1/2010; Nominations 11/1/2010


28-12 Social Change Research (SIF)

The Sociological Initiatives Foundation, which was established to support research that furthers social change, including language learning and behavior and its intersection with social and policy questions, is accepting concept applications for its annual grant program. The foundation specifically supports research that focuses on social policy objectives, institutional and educational practices, legislative and regulatory changes, linguistic issues (e.g., literacy, language loss and maintenance, language policy, language and national security, bilingualism, language and gender, language and law, language disabilities, language and health, language and education, different language cultures), and development of community capacity and organization of previously unorganized groups. Funded research should ideally build an organization or constituency's potential to expand public knowledge, impact policy, and create social change. (PND 7/9/10)

Deadline: 8/15/2010